Report: Trucking Firm in LIE Crash Had Violations

Jewell Transportation Inc. has been cited at least 23 times for unsafe driving since 2011

Saturday, Dec 22, 2012  |  Updated 1:50 PM EDT
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Truck Causes Traffic Pileup; 1 Dead, 35 Hurt

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Truck Causes Traffic Pileup; 1 Dead, 35 Hurt

A tractor-trailer hauling debris from Sandy slammed into several cars on the Long Island Expressway Wednesday afternoon.
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A trucking company involved in a deadly 35-vehicle pileup on the Long Island Expressway has a blemished safety record.
 
Newsday reports that Jewell Transportation Inc. has been cited at least 23 times for unsafe driving since 2011.

  Federal transportation records show that the company's fleet has also been involved in several accidents, including a fatal wreck last July in upstate New York.
 
A rig owned by the Vermont company collided with several other vehicles and caught fire Wednesday in a chain-reaction that killed a 68-year-old woman and left another driver critically injured.
 
Police have yet to say whether the truck's driver was at fault.
 
The rig was hauling debris from Superstorm Sandy.
 
An attorney for the trucking company and the driver says they are cooperating with the investigation.

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